This article examines the various approaches to understanding the relationship between women and poverty. It discusses traditional methods of analysis, which focus primarily on female-headed households, as well as new conceptualizations of poverty and their importance in gender-based poverty analyses. Read more
Since the country returned to democratic rule in 1992, efforts have been made towards this direction and it is yielding good results. We also have the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, which has worked to improve the course of women and their development in the country, especially on human right abuses against our women.
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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Democratic Institute (NDI) today condemned the assassination attempt against President Alpha Condé of the Republic of Guinea at his residence in Conakry during the early hours of July 19.
"Violence and political assassinations have no place in democratic societies," said Chris Fomunyoh, NDI senior associate and regional director for Central and West Africa. "As Guinea engages in democratization efforts, its nascent institutions need to be strengthened through continued dialogue among representatives of all sectors of society."
He noted that close to 70... Read more
Since the end of that campaign, NDI has been working with political parties to compile their lessons learned throughout the historic presidential election process of 2010. In the capital of Conakry and across Guinea’s seven administrative capitals, the Institute discussed with party leadership and regional representatives what they hope to do differently in the upcoming campaign, searching for principles that all parties could agree to that would create more efficiently-run elections and more peaceful polls in Guinea’s upcoming legislative elections.
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Since 2008, when the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) began working on gender and security sector transformation in West Africa, we have repeatedly been asked for information on gender and security from other countries in the region, such as examples of good practices or gaps that need to be addressed. Equally often, however, that information was not available. Data on gender and security sector institutions (SSIs) in West Africa are both hard to come by and dispersed. This survey represents an attempt to systematically document the status of gender integration... Read more